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"I got the best bargain — this book,” I said. “No, you didn’t. Look at this Coach purse,” my daughter said.
It would benefit the U.S. Postal Service in the long run if they’d ceased nickel and dime-ing the customers to death — a penny here and a penny there which is just plain aggravating. It would be more practical making the rate hike to the nearest five cents, be it $.50 or $.55, and leave it at that. The increase overall to the individual is so small, one wouldn’t really notice. Just keeping up with inflation and no different than grocery shopping where few count pennies.
WASHINGTON — All summer, thousands of visitors traipse among the U.S. Capitol's many statues, which honor the nation's founders, leaders and legends.
Sen. John McCain is both a passionate and pragmatic elected official. Both sides of him were on display Tuesday at the Mesa Arts Center.
Walking past via the breezeway outside, you might poke your head in, scan the room briefly, and decide to move on — but, oh, the things you would miss. Like, say, Abraham Lincoln’s original signature. Or two lead bullets that collided in air during a volley between Union and Confederate soldiers at Gettysburg. The items are part of “Documenting War: The Kinnaman Collection,” an exhibition on display at Gilbert Historical Museum. Though it takes up just a single room (and a waist-high case in a hallway), it packs a punch.
By Mandy Zajac, Tribune
“I can’t believe I’m in the same room in Gilbert, Arizona, with Abraham Lincoln’s signature and Thomas Jefferson’s signature. It’s crazy,” says museum volunteer Cathy Schnaze.
She manned the exhibition the day I looked around, noting weighty items such as the signatures of Patrick Henry, James Madison, Robert E. Lee, George S. Patton, Winston Churchill and even Adolf Hitler, and more everyday things, like a ceramic gingerbeer (like rootbeer) bottle from the Civil War era or a tiny, weathered Catholic Mass book found in the hand of dead French soldier during World War I.
The items, somewhere between 200 and 300 in number, are only a fraction of what Gilbert’s Gary Kinnaman, retired senior pastor of Word of Grace Church, has collected over the years. [More on next slide ...]
Given its penchant for taking local audiences back into their past on a monthly basis, Cult Classics’ decision to celebrate its second anniversary with a film about time travel and a tie to its East Valley home was both logical and a most excellent thing to do.
Since its earliest days, the United States has been a great experiment, testing whether a free people are capable of governing themselves through law, without the need of a king or dictator. King George III of England was the first of a long line of skeptics extending to this day, a line which includes the secessionists who triggered the American Civil War, and, most recently, NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
GETTYSBURG, Pa. — The commemoration of this year's milestone anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg will include amenities that soldiers would have relished 150 years ago.
An offbeat almost-artifact tied to one of our nation’s most iconic figures is coming to Mesa.
I can’t think of a country that doesn’t have something like Memorial Day. Whether democratic or totalitarian or anything in between, national honors are paid annually to those who have given their lives for their countries.
“Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”
America’s sixteenth president is currently visiting the East Valley. Chandler Hamilton Library is featuring “Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times,” an exhibit on display through May 3 that celebrates the life and leadership of Lincoln. The exhibit was created by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
If you watch the trailer for “Renoir” – a new period drama from French filmmaker Gilles Bourdos – a variety of adjectives are bound to come to mind: conventional, humdrum, lackluster. Sure, they’re trying to sell the story of one of the all-time great painters in a mere two minutes, but nothing about it grabs your attention – let alone, compels you to sit through the actual film. Luckily, this is not exactly the case for the movie itself, which is exquisite to look at but unfortunately devoid of any real insight into Pierre-Auguste Renoir. You come wishing to learn about the artist and his work, but instead leave dwelling on the film’s more engaging supporting characters.
By the time you read this, I hope to have been part of the preservation of a piece of Arizona history. As I write, I’m filled with pride, because whenever you get involved with history, you hope that someday, people yet unborn can learn from it.
Where everyone else spent most of last January debating which team would be victorious at Super Bowl XLVII, I was busy trying to predict which movies would win big at the 85th annual Academy Awards. In many respects, the Oscars feel like a sporting event as nominees tirelessly campaign to win and award analyzers place bets on which horse will cross the finish line.
After stalling on "American Idol" twice in the Hollywood rounds, Janelle Arthur sized up her options before auditioning a third time.
Students from Chandler's Hamilton High School students strike a pose with a wax figure of Abraham Lincoln at a Inauguration ball put on by the Smithsonian Institute Sunday night. A group of 35 Hamilton students, all from the school's American Studies program, are in D.C. taking part in a tour of memorials and museums, as well as the Inauguration. They will visit the Capitol, White House and National Archives before returning Tuesday. About 1,000 students from across the country took part in the ball and tour. [Photo courtesy Steve Carr]
As the Mesa Martin Luther King Jr. Committee prepares for the annual 2013 Celebration of Dr. King’s life, Legacy and dreams this weekend, my thoughts are not only on Dr. King but also on President Abraham Lincoln.
The Oscar season is customarily kicked off by the Academy president and a random star solemnly announcing the nominees in a drab ceremony. The Academy decided to shake up tradition this year, however, in one of the most cheerful Oscar mornings we’ve ever had. Seth MacFarlane, director of “Ted” and this year’s Oscar host, announced the nominees Thursday morning alongside the invaluable Emma Stone, who had the funniest bit at last year’s Oscar ceremony. MacFarlane and Stone made for an outstanding duo, engaging in playful banter about each of the categories. Even when one of their jokes didn’t quite hit the mark, MacFarlane and Stone still looked like they were having a genuine ball on stage. That’s more than can be said about Anne Hathaway and James Franco when they hosted the Oscars two years ago.
The Oscar season is customarily kicked off by the Academy President and a random star solemnly announcing the nominees in a drab ceremony. The Academy decided to shake up tradition this year however, in one of the most cheerful Oscar mornings we’ve ever had.
FILE - This publicity film image released by DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox shows Daniel Day-Lewis portraying Abraham Lincoln in the film "Lincoln." Lewis was nominated for an Academy Award for best actor on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, for his role in the film. The 85th Academy Awards will air live on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 on ABC. (AP Photo/DreamWorks, Twentieth Century Fox, David James, file)
FILE - This undated publicity photo provided by DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox shows Daniel Day-Lewis, center, as Abraham Lincoln in a scene from the film "Lincoln." The film was nominated Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 for 12 Academy Awards, including best picture, director for Steven Spielberg and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones. (AP Photo/DreamWorks, Twentieth Century Fox, David James, File)